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Eventide

by Kent Haruf

Eventide by Kent Haruf X
Eventide by Kent Haruf
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    May 2004, 320 pages

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    May 2005, 320 pages

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A sequel to Plainsong. Novel

Haruf returns to the small town of Holt, Colorado - the setting for Plainsong (1999). However, you don't have to have read Plainsong to enjoy this tale. I haven't, and I did! In fact, I enjoyed it far more than I expected. This tale could so easily have turned to slush in less skilled hands, but as one reviewer puts it Haruf is 'a master of restraint and a writer of remarkable tenderness and dignity [who] tells his characters' tough stories without omniscient commentary, trusting in the power of straight-ahead prose and realistic predicaments'.

This review first ran in the May 18, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends.

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